Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was among the prominent Trump loyalists to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, which the former president will address on Sunday.
China said on Wednesday it wanted to cooperate with President Joe Biden's new U.S. administration, while announcing sanctions against "lying and cheating" outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and 27 other top officials under Donald Trump. Gloria Tso reports.
After staying out of the spotlight, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is retaking center stage with some high-profile diplomatic and economic steps. It's all about wooing the support of Joe Biden, who is expected to be less accommodating to Saudi on Iran and human rights than his predecessor. Lucy Fielder reports.
Afghanistan began its first COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, administering doses initially to security force members, health workers and journalists, in a campaign that may face challenges from a sharp rise in violence. Lauren Anthony reports.
Congressman Michael McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, tells CNN’s Dana Bash that President Biden needs to keep US troops in Afghanistan to prevent the Taliban from taking over.
In a message of solidarity with the Afghan people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said "no external power" can stop the development of Afghanistan or its friendship with India and that both the neighbours want to see their region free from the "grave" threat of terrorism and extremism. He also expressed concern over increasing incidents of violence in Afghanistan including cowardly targeting of innocent citizens, journalists and activists, and noted that India supports a comprehensive ceasefire to end the hostilities. Modi was speaking at a virtual meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani which was organised to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of the Lalandar dam by India in Afghanistan that would help in meeting the drinking water requirement of Kabul city. "I want to assure every Afghan brother and sister, from Badakhshan to Nimroz and Herat to Kandahar that India stands with you. At every step of your journey of patience, courage, and determination, India will be with you," Modi said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani held summit-level talks. The event took place via video conferencing on February 09. While addressing at the event, Afghanistan President Ghani said, "Your decision to provide us with 5,00,000 doses of the vaccine at this critical time, there could not be a greater gift."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani held summit-level talks. The event took place via video conferencing on February 09. While addressing at the event, PM Modi said, "Both India and Afghanistan want to see the region free of terrorism." On signing of MoU on construction of Shahtoot dam, the PM added, "We are happy that Shahtoot Dam will provide drinking water facility to Kabul and also be used for irrigation purpose."
The United States should extend the May 1 deadline for pulling all its troops from Afghanistan, and make force cuts contingent on progress in peace talks as well as by the Taliban in reducing violence and containing al Qaeda, a bipartisan report to Congress said on Wednesday. Bryan Wood reports.
India at the United Nations has pushed for global peace and end of violence. It slammed Pakistan and urged the UN to safeguard religious sites the world over. In December 2020, a historic Hindu temple in Karak was attacked and set on fire. India also raised a terrorist attack at Sikh gurudwaras in Kabul in March 2020. At the UNSC meet on Columbia, India appreciated the remarkable progress in the peace building process. It applauded the efforts of the people and Govt. of Columbia in realizing the achievements of the last 4 years. India gave suggestions for implementing the peace agreement. India also participated at the UNSC meeting on the Central African Republic (CAR). lt condemned constant violence in the landlocked country in Central Africa. In CAR, the immediate and pressing priority is early restoration of peace and stability. At the UNSC meeting on Syria, India showed concern over deteriorating security situation. Hostilities in Syria other than the Northwest part, have continued unabated. Ambassador Tirumurti calls on the international community to provide immediate assistance alleviate humanitarian sufferings, rebuilding infrastructure and safeguarding livelihoods in Syria.